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ForewordAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Who Was Three Finger Brown?2. Mordecai Peter Centennial Brown3. Miner Brown4. Three Finger5. The Royal Rescuer6. Grace under Pressure7. Plenty of Pluck8. The Champion9. The Mentor10. Old Reliable11. The Great Eliminator12. Outlaw Brown13. Ambassador Brown14. Forever Friend15. Hoosier Hero16. Old-timer17. BrownieEpilogue: Uncle MortAppendix A: How Did He Do It?Appendix B: Mordecai Brown's Career StatisticsNotesFor Further InformationIndex
The story of Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, who pitched for the Chicago Cubs from 1906 through 1910.
Cindy Thomson is the author of a historical novel, Brigid of Ireland, and a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). Scott Brown is a charter member of the Diamond Brotherhood, a SABR member, and the founder of the Mordecai Brown Legacy Foundation. For more information about Mordecai Brown please visit the Web site http://www.threefinger.com
"An excellent window into a time when sport and society were wildly different from today, and it successfully reminds us of Mordecai Brown's rightful place in baseball's collective memory."-Tim Denevi, Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature -- Tim Denevi Aethlon "Deadball aficionados, baseball fans in general, and those loving a well written story should read this great book."-Mark Dugo, The Inside Game The Inside Game "Among the great pleasures of the narrative is the authors' ability to recreate the gritty atmosphere of early baseball. By contrast, today's game seems sedate. Rivalries were intense and local (within the Three I League-Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, for example). Dangers lurked from mobsters, brawling opponents and teammates, and head-hunting pitchers. Umpiring was a high-risk profession."-Steve Golos, Ohioana Quarterly -- Steve Golos Ohioana Quarterly